Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:49

Elite Afghan Solider kills U.S. Special Forces mentor

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"(Reuters) - An elite Afghan soldier shot dead an American mentor and his translator at a U.S. base, Afghan officials said on Friday, in the first rogue shooting blamed on the country's new and closely vetted special forces...

"At least 18 foreign soldiers have died this year in 11 incidents of so-called green on blue shootings, which are an increasing worry for both NATO and Afghan commanders, eroding trust as Western combat troops look to leave the country in 2014." 

-- This speaks volumes about the situation which, in some respects, feels worse than Vietnam. Only a vet of 5th SFG(A) from the era would know. This will change everything in a war that is primarily a Special Operations war and always has been; much more so than Vietnam. I don't recall hearing stories of ARVN Special Forces turning on Green Berets. This just sent a cold shiver up my spine. -- MCR

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